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Natural Resources
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New power plants will replace closing power plants, but energy supply is still predicted to fall short in Rhode Island, likely costing ratepayers more in the future. more
Two wind energy companies Thursday won bids to lease more than 354,000 acres of federal waters about 12 nautical miles off Martha’s Vineyard, Mass. more
Officials celebrated the launch of Solarize Tiverton and Solarize Little Compton on Thursday, the latest communities to join the Solarize Rhode Island program. more
(Updated 11:49 a.m. and 1 p.m.) Public transportation is resuming, flights are taking off from T.F. Green Airport and businesses are opening today, after a blizzard pounded the Ocean State with 20 inches of snow, effectively shutting it down. more
A total of 271 acres of forestland along the Pawcatuck River in Charlestown and Richmond has been permanently protected, according to The Nature Conservancy. more
The federal Environmental Protection Agency is accepting nominations for its 2015 Environmental Merit Awards, which will recognize environmental achievements during the past year. more
Inland Fishes of Rhode Island, a book depicting more than 70 species of fish found in Rhode Island’s ponds, streams and rivers, is available for purchase at R.I. Department of Environmental Management offices in Providence and South Kingstown. more
A new initiative linking 12 northeastern states will help farmers and forest owners adapt to climate changes, according to the University of Rhode Island, which has a lead role. more
Rhode Island will soon have the country’s next national park. A project that has been decades in the making, the Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park, now only needs the president’s signature. more
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee awarded $3.85 million to 15 Rhode Island communities, land trusts and conservation organizations Monday to protect more than 1,000 acres of open space and farmland. more
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